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American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles Working With Philips Lifeline Medical Alert Service to Help Seniors Stay Independent
Date:4/30/2010

LOS ANGELES, April 30 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- The American Red Cross of Greater Los Angeles today joins with Philips Home Healthcare Solutions to bring Lifeline with AutoAlert, an enhanced medical alert service, to the Los Angeles area. This fee-based service provides seniors with injury protection by combining the Lifeline medical alert service with automatic fall detection capabilities. Lifeline with AutoAlert features a pendant-style help button that can automatically call for help if a fall is detected and a senior is unable to push his or her help button.  

Seniors are living longer and remaining in their own homes; however, falls have become a serious problem that jeopardizes seniors' chances to live independently. Every year in the U.S., one out of three people age 65 and over will fall.(1) This statistic translates to 13.3 million people who will fall in 2010, or one person falling every 2.3 seconds on average.(2)

Among seniors, falls are the leading cause of nonfatal injuries and hospital admissions for trauma, as well as injury-related deaths.(3) Close to 50 percent of seniors can't get up from a fall without help(4) and lying on the floor for an extended period of time can lead to serious complications, including: pressure ulcers, muscle necrosis, dehydration, hypothermia and pneumonia. Without swift intervention, a fall can become a personal disaster for seniors and their families.  

The care and treatment of these potentially preventable complications are costly to the healthcare system and negatively impact quality of life for seniors. Lifeline with AutoAlert is designed to help reduce the risk of long lie times.  If a fall victim receives help more quickly, that may reduce emotional distress and
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